Here is what Virginia had to say after reading Three Days of Rain 🙂
I really enjoyed this book. What a beautiful, well told story.
Jake is going through life haunted by the past and a girl named Madison. Two years ago Madison walked out of his life and he has not been the same since. Heartbroken and angry, he is not even close to the man he used to be. While driving one day, he sees a girl on the side of the road with a flat tire. He helps her and soon after learns she is staying in town for the summer. He remains guarded but the two become friends. As Jake slowly opens up to Lily about what has haunted him these last few years, their friendship develops into more. Jake begins to let his walls down and starts to heal. Lily helps Jake see that it is possible to move on and love again. Circumstances beyond their control threaten to tear them apart. I won’t give away the ending.
This is a beautiful story and is very well written. It takes place in the present but keeps going back to the past with memories. I loved the characters: Jake was a lost soul who needed help finding his way back to living again; Lily was a sweet girl who really cared for Jake and didn’t have a mean bone in her body; and Madison, was a drug addicted and selfish individual who caused problems for everyone. This book pulls at your heart and makes you sad but it is worth the read. This is the second book from Christine and I am definitely going to read her first book now.
-Virginia Tesi Carey
And here is an Excerpt:
Walking across the room, he grabbed her elbow and turned her to face him. His hands slipped around her hips and settled behind her and as she reached up to playfully bite his ear. He squeezed her breast, causing a quiet moan to escape her lips. Her breath on his neck sent shivers down his spine. With her firmly in his hands and his eyes locked with hers, he stepped forward guiding her backward toward the wall. He interlocked his fingers with hers and slowly slid her arms up the wall holding them in place firmly with his left hand. With his right, he ran his fingers down the side of her body and across her stomach.
Tucking two fingers behind the button of her jeans, he tugged her to him, pushed his knee between her legs, and forced them apart. As his tongue ran softly across her lips, his thumb flicked open the button and pulled the zipper slowly down. Her head fell back against the wall as his fingers teased the top of her panties. He buried his head into the crook of her neck as his two of his fingers found a home. Letting go of her hands, he grabbed her chin, forcing her to look him in the eye as his fingers explored her.
Her arms fell to her sides and her fists clenched as the knot in her belly tightened. In a rush of adrenaline, she cried out, grabbed the belt loops of his pants, and pulled him against her.
His fingers frantic, his eyes closed, and his body moist with sweat, he kissed her hard. When he pulled back, she looked at him and whispered, “Now.”
She leaned in to kiss him and that was all it took for her to seal his fate. As much as he had tried to be distant, she closed the gap with that kiss. When he woke up next to her the following morning, she had changed his mind about her completely.
Not sure where her love of reading and writing fit, she became a middle school English teacher. After nine years teaching others to appreciate literature, she decided to take the plunge and write her first novel, TORN – a YA paranormal released by Black Opal Books on June 9, 2012. Her second novel Three Days of Rain was released by Black Opal Books January 5, 2013.